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Science-Business Co-operation Conference

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Foundation Vision for Science and Technology Growth with the support of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and in cooperation with RAND Europe and GIS – Transfer Center and Chambers of Commerce organized a conference “Science-Business Co-operation”, which was held on 10 March 2017 in Sofia. About 100 participants discussed how production of science can be financed in cooperation with business and how science can be managed and developed to applications in the commercial world.

The key-note speaker from RAND Europe, Cambridge Office Molly Morgan Jones presented how the role of funding can drive research and development which includes new financial instruments and models of funding research, the critical role of evidence in informing research policy, case studies from open innovation and public-private partnerships. The procedures and practices for the management of intellectual property, specifically patents and how they can be handled for movement to acquisition or sale, applied the Heavy Iron Institute in Germany were presented by Tobias Eghert, Head of Technology Transfer office.

David Hampson, Founder of Foundation Vision for Science and Technology Growth explained about the Manufacturing USA programme, where industry, academia, and government partners are leveraging existing resources, collaborating, and co-investing to nurture manufacturing innovation and accelerate commercialization.

Review of the government policy for research and the current state and problems, as well initiatives was done by former Deputy Ministers of Education and Science, Milena Damyanova and Prof. Kostadin Kostadinov.

The Joint Genomic Center as example of business-science cooperation was presented by Academic Atanas Atanassov.

Plamen Dilkov, first deputy president of Confindustria talked about the perspectives for business-science cooperation.

The new financial instrument – Technology Transfer Fund has been explained by Kamen Slavov, Manager of Financial Instruments Unit of Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria Fund.

Mladen Djalazov, one of the owners of Cupffee, gave the example of innovation, patented and implemented into business.

A special award for innovative school was given to 120 Primary School of Sofia.

The conference concluded with discussion panel and networking event for ideas exchange for business and science representatives.

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